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When did they Supersize my beloved Cheetos Cheese Puffs?

danhole Feb 22, 2010 10:43 PM

Haven't been shopping a lot over the last few months, Just get the necessities and scram. But I had time to linger over the chip aisle decided to get a bag of Cheeto Puffs. Opened it yesterday and good golly they got really big! I mean huge! Maybe 4 times larger than what I had the last time I bought them. I don't get them that often, but after eating them for the past 20-30 years I was stunned to see what they had turned into. And they don't taste the same at ALL! Too much puff and not enough cheese. What the hey-who happened? There was no hint, on the package, that I got the super sized version, so is this how they will be from now on? Gosh, I sure hope not! Anyone else seen this or is it a cruel joke only here in Houston?

  1. ipsedixit Feb 23, 2010 08:26 AM

    You're not alone: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/04/giant-cheetos-regular-puff-swirl-snack-review.html

    By the way, have you ever tried the cheddar flavored Pop Chips? Not as ghetto-delicious as Cheetos, but pretty damn good stuff in a very Martha Stewart way. http://popchips.com/potato-chips/ched...

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      danhole Feb 23, 2010 01:40 PM

      The puffs I bought didn't say Giant on the bag and they weren't shaped liked marshmallows, but I do agree with Seriouseats. This is not a good thing! Taking a perfectly good puff and inflating it, well . . . I already said all that!

      And speaking of "good things", I haven't seen the Pop Chips before, but I think you are clever to describe them as "pretty damn good stuff in a very Martha Stewart way." Wonder if she will put them on her list? I do love cheesy snacks, and will have to keep an eye out for these.

    2. rockandroller1 Feb 23, 2010 04:45 AM

      I noticed this awhile ago. They don't taste cheesy at all anymore and I quit buying them after 2 fail bags. I found locally produced "cheetos" that are much better anyway, and now I'm supporting a local, so goodbye, cheetos!

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